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The Important Role of Kachins In China-Burma-India Theater (1942 – 1945)
- This paper mainly focuses on the result of the thorough examination of events and episodes, occurred in Kachin territory in 1942-1945. The aim of writing this paper is to present Kachin soldiers' role during WW II. The Kachin territory was included within Southeast Asia Command's boundaries. Kachin territory Battles in the Second World War should be viewed as a result of the extension of the war between the Anglo-US alliance and Japan. Japan occupied Myanmar at the beginning of 1942. Military and political awakening of Kachin peoples first rooted during WW II. So, this paper tries to highlight (i) the experiences war veterans gained during WWI (ii) the importance of the strategic location of Northern Myanmar and (iii) the role of Kachin Rangers before and after Second World War.
Kyaw Swe Nyunt
- Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Proceeding, 22 July